Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: August 11, 2014

Mangano: Volunteers Needed For The 172nd Long Island Fair

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that volunteers are needed to work at the 172nd Long Island Fair, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th and Thursday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 5th on the Fairgrounds at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors, bring water to thirsty farm animals; peddle doughnuts, peanuts, pumpkins, apples or toys; judge corn husking contests and games of skill; work at the Flying Horses Carousel or wagon rides; set up and oversee displays of prize-winning crafts, fruits and vegetable, flowers and culinary items; or help visitors at the information booth.

Prospective volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and willing to serve one or more days. Attendance at an orientation meeting one week prior to the fair is required. For more information please call the Volunteer Coordinator at: (516) 572-8416, or visit the website at:

About the Long Island Fair
Every fall, Old Bethpage Village Restoration hosts The Long Island Fair; the official New York State sanctioned County Fair for Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Held on the re-created historic Mineola Fairgrounds, the fair combines the best of old time county fairs with prize winning competitions. Thousands of exhibits are entered and will compete for blue ribbons in areas including culinary, horticulture, livestock, needlework and even agricultural skills. In addition, a variety of bygone performances and demonstrations will be provided for entertainment such as jugglers, mimes, puppet shows, magic acts, and traditional dancing. Band concerts, horse drawn wagon also offer historic amusement in a modern day setting.
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